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Identifying Data 2019/20
Subject (*) Urbanism 5 Code 630G02042
Study programme
Grao en Estudos de Arquitectura
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Graduate 1st four-month period
Fifth Obligatory 6
Teaching method Face-to-face
Department Proxectos Arquitectónicos, Urbanismo e Composición
Rodriguez Alvarez, Jorge
Diaz Revilla, Alfonso
Llamazares Castro, Jesus
Rodriguez Alvarez, Jorge
Seoane Prado, Enrique
General description El desarrollo del curso se realiza apartir de clases teóricas y taller, que en parte, será relizado en común con Proyectos IX. Se pretende incidir sobre un ámbito territorial inconcluso, desde las operaciones de regeneración urbana necesarias para una intervención urbanística adecuada al momento presente. Se trata de actuar sobre espacios carentes de la necesaria accesibilidad, de la necesaria integración de usos y tipos edificatorios, para proponer una actuación que, apoyándose en la formalización del espacio colectivo público y privado, en la mejora de la urbanización, y en la adecuada respuesta edificatoria a las condiciones ya existentes, proponga respuestas rehabilitadoras en su vertiente ambiental y edificatoria.

Study programme competencies
Code Study programme competences
A34 Ability to design, implement and develop sketches and drafts, concept designs, developed designs and technical designs (T)
A35 Ability to design, implement and develop urban projects (T)
A36 Ability to design, implement and develop construction management (T)
A37 Ability to develop functional programs for buildings and urban spaces (T)
A39 Ability to remove architectural barriers (T)
A41 Ability to solve the passive environmental conditioning, including thermal and acoustic insulation, climate control, energy efficiency and natural lighting (T)
A42 Ability to catalogue the built and urban heritage and plan its protection (T)
A44 Ability to develop civil work projects (T)
A45 Ability to design and execute urban layouts and urbanization, gardening and landscape design projects (T)
A46 Ability to apply standards and urban regulations
A47 Ability to develop environmental, landscape and environmental impact correction studies (T)
A52 "Adequate knowledge of ecology, sustainability and the principles of conservation of energy and environmental resources. "
A53 Adequate knowledge of the architectural, urban and landscape traditions of Western culture, as well as their technical, climatic, economic, social and ideological foundationsxicos.
A55 Adequate knowledge of the relationship between cultural patterns and social responsibilities of the architect
A58 Adequate knowledge of the methodological foundations of territorial, metropolitan and urban planning.
A59 Knowledge of the mechanisms of development and management of urban planning at all scales
A60 Knowledge of the legal framework in terms of civil laws, administration, planning, construction and building industry according to the professional pratice
A61 Knowledge of feasibility analysis and the surveillance and coordination of integrated projects
A62 Knowledge of real estate valuation
A63 Development, presentation and public review before a university jury of an original academic work individually elaborated and linked to any of the subjects previously studied
B4 Students can communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist public
B5 Students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high level of autonomy
B8 Knowing the urbanism and techniques applied in the planning process
B11 "Knowing the industries, organizations, regulations and procedures involved in translating design concepts into buildings and integrating plans into planning "
B12 Understanding the relationship between people and buildings and between these and their environment, and the need to relate buildings and the spaces between them according to the needs and human scale
C1 Adequate oral and written expression in the official languages.
C3 Using ICT in working contexts and lifelong learning.
C4 Exercising an open, educated, critical, committed, democratic and caring citizenship, being able to analyse facts, diagnose problems, formulate and implement solutions based on knowledge and solutions for the common good
C5 Understanding the importance of entrepreneurial culture and the useful means for enterprising people.
C6 Critically evaluate the knowledge, technology and information available to solve the problems they must face
C7 Assuming as professionals and citizens the importance of learning throughout life
C8 Valuing the importance of research, innovation and technological development for the socioeconomic and cultural progress of society.

Learning aims
Learning outcomes Study programme competences
To learn how to organize the construction process of urbanity and to deepen the definition of urban activities, giving priority to the treatment of the form and the space of urban design, perfecting the ability of the student to intervene on the different urban, suburban or rural sites, projecting its growth, improvement or transformation, putting it in relation to normative, constructive aspects and of temporal and economic planning A34
Establish criteria for projecting outdoor space A55
Acquire knowledge to lead and coordinate the material execution of the urban development works A34

Topic Sub-topic
1. Understand and analyze the existing reality and expose it based on techniques of representation that prioritize the capacity for synthesis and communication. - Synthetic and analytical representation of the territory through sketches, diagrams, diagrams, perspectives, plants and sections, etc.
- Representation and analysis of the territory through real and virtual models.
- Representation and complex and sectoral information of the territory through blogs, platforms, video photographs, collages, etc.
2. Propose a structured program and develop proposals Brief and land use, urban development and basic conditions of the transforming operation.
3, Preparation of proposals, strategies or projects.. - Strategic plans.
- Special plans (internal reform, protection, environmental, etc.)
urban planning.
Formalization of the group proposal and the individual proposal - Urban projects.
- Urbanization projects.
- Projects of conditioning of outer space.

Methodologies / tests Competencies Ordinary class hours Student’s personal work hours Total hours
Case study C5 C6 C7 C8 5 5 10
Workshop A34 A35 A36 A37 A39 A41 A42 A44 A45 A46 A47 A52 A53 A55 A58 A60 A61 A62 A63 B4 B5 B8 B11 C1 C3 C4 27 54 81
Directed discussion B8 B11 B12 C1 C3 C4 C5 C7 C8 8 16 24
Guest lecture / keynote speech A52 A53 A55 A58 A59 A61 B8 B11 11 11 22
Document analysis C3 C4 C5 C8 1 2 3
Objective test A35 A52 A53 A55 A58 A59 A60 B8 C1 1 2 3
Practical test: A34 A35 A36 A37 A39 A41 A42 A45 A46 A47 A52 A53 A59 3 3 6
Personalized attention 1 0 1
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies Description
Case study The theoretical concepts presented in the lectures will be applied in a short original essay through the study and analysis of cases
Workshop Workshop sessions will be dedicated to the practical work in the classroom. It will consist of an analysis project in intervention in a field with environmental interest. It will be done in groups, with an individual part.
Directed discussion Public presentations will serve as a starting point for discussions on topics relevant to the subject
Guest lecture / keynote speech Each week, a topic will be introduced by the lecturers. The student will have to supplement this presentation with the reading of recommended bibliography extracts. Attendance to lectures is mandatory, with a maximum of 20% of unexcused absences admitted. Sessions will be strictly timely. The use of mobile devices (such as computers, tablets or phones) will not be allowed during the course of the class
Document analysis An important part of coursework consists in selecting the relevant information and data. Therefore, the student should be familiar with the instruments of the discipline.
Objective test Theoretical examination of the contents explained in the class and / or in the bibliography of the subject
Practical test: A test, based on a possible real case of intervention on the landscape. It will be done individually in the designated classroom

Personalized attention
Practical test:
The coursework will be carried out according to the tutor's guidelines. The workshops will be developed in the classroom where the tutor will be available to answer the doubts. The follow-up of activities will be carried out in tutorials . Common questions can be resolved through moodle

Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Practical test: A34 A35 A36 A37 A39 A41 A42 A45 A46 A47 A52 A53 A59 The capacity for effective interpretation and resolution of the proposed problem will be assessed, taking into account local, programmatic, environmental, topographic or regulatory restrictions. 15
Case study C5 C6 C7 C8 A brief research work will be carried out on topics relevant to the subject. Objectivity, critical review ability, originality, use of conventions in the writing of scientific articles and use of the bibliography will be evaluated.

Plagiarism will be a reason for suspending the subject according to UDC regulations
Workshop A34 A35 A36 A37 A39 A41 A42 A44 A45 A46 A47 A52 A53 A55 A58 A60 A61 A62 A63 B4 B5 B8 B11 C1 C3 C4 Active participation in the classroom, attendance, adequate progress in work and the fulfillment of the specific objectives proposed in the workshop statement will be evaluated. The works will include a part of the group and an individual development. Each of these parts will be assessed independently and both parties will have to approve. 50
Directed discussion B8 B11 B12 C1 C3 C4 C5 C7 C8 Participation will be evaluated actively, critical attitude, architectural and urban culture and the ability to articulate and expose public-motivated opinions. 5
Guest lecture / keynote speech A52 A53 A55 A58 A59 A61 B8 B11 Assistance and assimilation and application of the contents will be evaluated in class practices and case studies. Attendance is mandatory.
In magisterial classes the use of mobile devices or computers will not be allowed unless instructed by the teacher
Objective test A35 A52 A53 A55 A58 A59 A60 B8 C1 The acquisition of the theoretical knowledge introduced in the course will be evaluated 15
Assessment comments

In the general assessment of the course, the following aspects
will be present: class attendance and workshops, assessment of group work,
individual work evaluation, objective test.

Class attendance (minimum 80%) and passing the practical test,
course sheet and objective test are fundamental to pass the subject.

In the case of suspension of one of the parties, the latter must
be repeated in the second opportunity

The objective test and the practical test are
part of the final exam, so that suspending a part must be repeated the full
examination of the second opportunity (practical test plus objective test)

Sources of information

Os profesores da materia indicarán as lecturas obligatorias para o seguemento das clases teóricas e discusións dirixidas.

A seguinte lista conforma a bibliografía básica da materia


Alexander, C. (1980). El lenguaje de patrones. Barcelona:Gustavo Gili

Álvarez Blanco, A. Carro Patiño, I. & Vázquez Suarez, E. eds. (2018) DRU 8: O Salnés-Cambados Universidade da Coruña

Ashihara, Y. (1982). El diseño de espacios exteriores. Barcelona:Gustavo Gili

Bentley, Alcock,Murrain McGlynn, Smith (1999). Entornos vitales. Hacia un entorno urbano y arquitectónico más humano. Manual Práctico. Barcelona:Gustavo Gili

Busquets, J & Correa, F. (2006). Ciudades X Formas. Una nueva mirada hacia el proyecto urbanístico. Harvard University

Corominas, M. Sabaté, J. Sotoca, A. (2007). Planes muy especiales. COAC Escola Sert

DALDA ESCUDERO, Juan Luís. DRU-2. Teoría y método del planeamiento general y urbano. A Coruña: Departamento de Proxectos Arquitectónicos e Urbanismo, Universidade da Coruña, 2009

Falcón, A. (2007). Espacios verdes para una ciudad sostenible. Planificación, proyecto y gestión. Barcelona:Gustavo Gili

Fernández Prado, M. Rodríguez Álvarez, J. ed. (2013)DRU 7: Miscelánea Urbanística:Experiencias, retos e instrumentos. Departamento de Proyectos Arquitectónicos y Urbanismo. Universidade da Coruña

Gehl, J. (2006). La humanización del espacio urbano. La vida social entre los edificios. Barcelona:Editorial Reverté

GONZÁLEZ-CEBRIÁN TELLO, José Juan. DRU-3. Intervención sobre el Medio Rural en Galicia. Una aproximación a su realidad territorial. A Coruña: Departamento de Proxectos Arquitectónicos e Urbanismo, Universidade da Coruña, 2009.

GONZÁLEZ-CEBRIÁN TELLO, José Juan; GONZÁLEZ HARGUINDEY, Javier; PEÑA PEREDA, Felipe (coords.). DRU-6. Juan Luís Dalda Escudero. Urbanista. A Coruña: Departamento de Proxectos Arquitectónicos e Urbanismo, Universidade da Coruña, 2011

Herce, M. (2009). Sobre la movilidad en la ciudad. Barcelona:Editorial Reverté

INSS (1994). Manual de accesibilidad. Madrid:Ministerio de Asuntos Sociales

Lynch, K. (1980). La planificación del sitio. Barcelona:Gustavo Gili

McCluskey, J. (1985). El diseño de vías urbanas. Barcelona:Gustavo Gili

McCluskey, J. (1987). Parking. Manual de diseño ambiental. Barcelona:Gustavo Gili

Rodríguez Álvarez, J. ed. (2017) DRU 9: La ciudad y su territorio: Líneas de investigación del grupo GCeT. Universidade da Coruña

RODRÍGUEZ ÁLVAREZ, Jorge (coord.). DRU-5. Vilagarcía. Muestra de los Trabajos de Taller. Curso 2009-10. A Coruña: Departamento de Proxectos Arquitectónicos e Urbanismo, Universidade da Coruña, 2011

Solá-Morales,M. (1987). El proyecto urbano I. UR N5

Solá-Morales,M. (1988). El proyecto urbano II. UR N6


Subjects that it is recommended to have taken before
Urbanism 4/630G02032

Subjects that are recommended to be taken simultaneously
Architectural Design 9/630G02041

Subjects that continue the syllabus
Landscape and Sustainable Habitat/630G02056
Contemporary Urban Actions/630G02060

Other comments

(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.